The Bosher Collection

The Bosher Collection is an active and comprehensive database of performances of adaptations of Greek and Roman drama on a wide variety of Chicago stages from 1840 to the present. Intended for research and teaching purposes, it is an openly accessible and searchable online resource that includes detailed information on the performances, and includes related images and documents. The collection is part of Northwestern University's Classicizing Chicago project, which was started in 2010 by Kathryn Bosher, a beloved Classics faculty member who passed away in 2013. You can learn more about Kate's life and work here. 


Project Team

Academic Director
S. Sara Monoson, Professor of Political Science and Classics
Northwestern University

Collection Manager
Katie Hartsock, PhD Student, Classics Department
Northwestern University 

Advisory Board
Edith Hall, King’s College London
LaDale Winling, Virginia Tech
Justine McConnell, University of Oxford

Development & Design
Josh Honn, Digital Scholarship Librarian
Brendan Quinn, Senior Developer
Northwestern University Library

Funding & Support
Northwestern University Library
Chabraja Institute for Historical Studies
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Classics Department
Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities


Technical Information

The Bosher Collection is powered by Omeka, a digital collection management and publishing software created by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, and Reclaim Hosting, a service dedicated to providing students and scholars domains and web hosting that they own and control. 



Northwestern University Library respects the intellectual property rights of others. The images on this site have been made available under the Fair Use provision (Section 107) of United States Copyright Law, solely for non-commercial research, teaching and private study. Northwestern University has not sought the permission of the copyright holders to digitize images and does not claim any copyright interest in the items. Copyright holders wishing to request removal of images may contact Northwestern University's Copyright Agent. Users seeking permission to reuse images must contact the copyright holders directly. Northwestern will not provide copyright holder contact information, higher resolution images, or any permissions to reuse images in any context.